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Driver in fatal bike accident sues parents for letting boy ride without a helmet

A Connecticut man serving a manslaughter sentence for striking and killing a 14-year-old boy is suing the victim’s parents, the Associated Press is reporting. David Weaving was convicted in the 2007 collision that killed Matthew Kenney. Prosecutors say he was recklessly passing another car when he hit Matthew while traveling…

A Connecticut man serving a manslaughter sentence for striking and killing a 14-year-old boy is suing the victim’s parents, the Associated Press is reporting.

David Weaving was convicted in the 2007 collision that killed Matthew Kenney. Prosecutors say he was recklessly passing another car when he hit Matthew while traveling more than 80 mph in a 45 mph zone. Weaving was sentenced last year to 10 years in prison. Matthew’s parents, Stephen and Joanne, then sued Weaving for more than $15,000 in damages.

Now Weaving is countersuing the parents for “contributory negligence” because they allowed the boy to ride without a helmet. He is looking for more than $15,000 in damages.

“Enough is enough,” Joanne Kenney told the AP. Directing a question to Weaving, she asked, “Can you just leave us alone and serve your time?”